Deputy Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

  QED Group LLC
  Afghanistan Unspecified 282
Date Posted:Sep 13, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 29, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:M & E
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About QED Group LLC:


QED is an innovative consulting firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We work with public, private, non-profit, and international and domestic clients and customize solutions across a suite of services including health, economic growth, democracy and governance.

Job Summary:

QED is seeking a monitoring and evaluation (M and E) Deputy Director to be in charge of M and E field activities for the RAMP Up-South Helmand Province M and E component. S/he will be responsible for coordinating the activities of two Regional Coordinators and six teams of two field auditors, as well as collecting field data and reporting to the M and E specialists and M and E Director. The candidate will assist the M and E Director in performing his duties and will be mainly focused on field operations. The Deputy Director will report to the M and E Director and will work closely with the Regional Coordinators. Afghanistan citizenship/nationality required.

This assignment will be conducted in Lashkargah City of Helmand Province. Travel to other project facilities may be required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Oversee and manage two Regional Coordinators who are in charge of six teams of two (12 total people) field auditors.
• Assist in the recruitment of Regional Coordinators and field auditing teams.
• Collect data from each Regional Coordinator and report raw data back to M and E Specialists and M and E Director
• Coordinate with survey specialist on data collection procedures and with M and E director on evaluation framework.
• Ensure that field teams adequately implement data collection methodologies and submit data in a timely manner.
• Report data collection issues to the M and E Director and work with Regional Coordinators and field teams to address those issues.
• Review current project data to design customized training exercises based on the real data.
• Develop and administer training needs assessment and post training evaluation.
• Write a report summarizing findings from training needs assessment, key strengths, and challenges of local staff vis-à-vis capacity to implement data collection procedures
• Develop stand-alone guidebook to assist staff in their ability to independently implement data collection procedures
• Work with M and E director to ensure that training fit into Ramp Up-South M and E framework
• Collaborate with other M and E specialists, M and E director and deputy director on reporting. Author and contribute to M and E reports and other deliverables, making recommendations for future M and E efforts as needed.
• Help recruit other M and E team staff.

Job Requirement:

• Minimum 4 years experience in social science research, M and E, statistics, survey and focus group implementation, and/or international development.
• Extensive experience with managing and training field staff in M and E and survey methodologies. Experience in adult learning instructional methodologies.
• Experience with univariate and multivariate statistical analysis methods.
• Secondary degree required, university degree preferred. Equivalent years of experience acceptable in lieu of university degree.
• Experience with USAID-funded projects.
• Excellent English languages skills, both verbal and written.
• Basic computer skills, including experience with word processing and spreadsheet programs.
• Access to local sources of information and informal social networks a plus.

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